Discovery of VU2957 (Valiglurax): An mGlu 4 Positive Allosteric Modulator Evaluated as a Preclinical Candidate for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Joseph D. Panarese, Darren W. Engers, Yong Jin Wu, Joanne J. Bronson, John E. Macor, Aspen Chun, Alice L. Rodriguez, Andrew S. Felts, Julie L. Engers, Matthew T. Loch, Kyle Allen Emmitte, Arlindo L. Castelhano, Michael J. Kates, Michael A. Nader, Carrie K. Jones, Anna L. Blobaum, P. Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M. Niswender, Corey R. Hopkins, Craig W. Lindsley

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Abstract

Herein, we report the discovery of a novel potent, selective, CNS penetrant, and orally bioavailable mGlu 4 PAM, VU0652957 (VU2957, Valiglurax). VU2957 possessed attractive in vitro and in vivo pharmacological and DMPK properties across species. To advance toward the clinic, a spray-dried dispersion (SDD) formulation of VU2957 was developed to support IND-enabling toxicology studies. Based on its overall profile, VU2957 was evaluated as a preclinical development candidate for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Positive allosteric modulator (PAM)
  • VU2957
  • metabotropic glutamate receptor 4 (mGlu )

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Panarese, Joseph D. ; Engers, Darren W. ; Wu, Yong Jin ; Bronson, Joanne J. ; Macor, John E. ; Chun, Aspen ; Rodriguez, Alice L. ; Felts, Andrew S. ; Engers, Julie L. ; Loch, Matthew T. ; Emmitte, Kyle Allen ; Castelhano, Arlindo L. ; Kates, Michael J. ; Nader, Michael A. ; Jones, Carrie K. ; Blobaum, Anna L. ; Conn, P. Jeffrey ; Niswender, Colleen M. ; Hopkins, Corey R. ; Lindsley, Craig W. / Discovery of VU2957 (Valiglurax) : An mGlu 4 Positive Allosteric Modulator Evaluated as a Preclinical Candidate for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease. In: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 255-260.
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Discovery of VU2957 (Valiglurax) : An mGlu 4 Positive Allosteric Modulator Evaluated as a Preclinical Candidate for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease. / Panarese, Joseph D.; Engers, Darren W.; Wu, Yong Jin; Bronson, Joanne J.; Macor, John E.; Chun, Aspen; Rodriguez, Alice L.; Felts, Andrew S.; Engers, Julie L.; Loch, Matthew T.; Emmitte, Kyle Allen; Castelhano, Arlindo L.; Kates, Michael J.; Nader, Michael A.; Jones, Carrie K.; Blobaum, Anna L.; Conn, P. Jeffrey; Niswender, Colleen M.; Hopkins, Corey R.; Lindsley, Craig W.

In: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Vol. 10, No. 3, 14.03.2019, p. 255-260.

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